Communications Officer NGO Jobs – International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline)

Job Title:  Communications Officer

Organisation: International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline)

Duty Station:  Lira, Uganda

Reports to: Communications and Reporting Manager

 

About US:

International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) is a non-profit international humanitarian organization with its head office in Washington, D.C., and a local presence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our team works with local partners and communities to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged by exponentially expanding access to clean water and energy solutions. We strive for a world in which no one suffers from a lack of access to clean water and energy. Lifeline works in Energy and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sectors in both the development and humanitarian contexts.

 

Job Purpose: The Communications Officer is responsible for supporting the communication efforts of the organization. This role involves assisting in the implementation of both internal and external communication strategies, and promoting the organization’s mission, products, and services. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring effective communication with stakeholders and the public.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Internal Communication and Coordination:

  • Documenting the program milestones, upcoming events, and curating photos in coordination with the program heads.

Reporting:

  • Conducting impact story collection for the programs and coordinating content writing for the end-of-year financial report, midyear report, and end of calendar year report.

Content Creation: 

  • Supporting the drafting and editing of written materials, including articles, newsletters, website content, and social media posts
  • Conducting internal and external interviews, curating content, and sharing ideas for the annual content plan
  • Sharing ideas for the end-of-year fundraising campaign

Social Media Management:

  • Monitoring and reporting on the organization’s social media accounts
  • Suggesting content ideas

Media Relations:

  • Maintaining media outreach efforts, including drafting pitches and media releases, tracking media coverage and compiling press clippings. Producing at least one newsletter every quarter

Event Preparation and Coordination:

  • Preparing content and event materials and providing on-site support and coordination during events such as product launches,

Internal Communication

  • Preparing and planning trainings/webinars and workshops
  • Developing and sharing internal memos and newsletters
  • Supporting the coordination and collaboration of Lifeline’s WASH and Environment programs

Research:

  • Conducting research on behalf of the organization to identify communications trends, gather data on competitors, generate reports to inform communication strategies, and regularly update the communications media folder on SharePoint.

Crisis Communication:

  • Assisting in preparing and disseminating communication materials during crises or sensitive situations especially issues affecting the organization’s reputation.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public Relations, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and design software
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media management tools
  • Basic Knowledge of Public relations and media relations
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Basic understanding of web content management systems is a plus.

 

Personal Qualities

  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Excellent research skills
  • Adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Enthusiasm for staying up-to-date with the program areas of the organization

 

Language Skills: Proficiency in Langi

The Communications Officer position is field-based and requires interacting with and interviewing community members in Lango region districts namely: Lira, Apac, Kwania and Otuke. As such, the person occupying this position must be proficient in Langi.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your cover letter, resume, and academic credentials to Lifeline’s office by e-mail using the information below. The deadline for submission is January 5th, 2024, by the end of the business day. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

E-mail: hr@lifelinefund.org  with the subject line “Communications Officer”.

 

NB: Note that this position is only open to nationals. Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Lifeline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Lifeline complies with all applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

 

WORKING LIFE AT LIFELINE

Lifeline offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from and contribute to an internal and global network of experts. For more information on our work, please visit our home page: www.lifelinefund.org.

 

Deadline: 5th January 2024

 

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Date Posted 2023-12-08
Valid Through 2024-01-05
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization International Lifeline Fund (ILF)
Job Location Lira, Lira, Lira, 0256, Uganda